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Node of Ranvier
UMLS ID - C0034667
Semantic Type Listed - Body Space or Junction
Semantic Type Additional - Cell Component
Definition - Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction. (MSH)
Source - UMLS
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